Need Idea's for Garden Center

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Flow Control, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. Flow Control

    Flow Control LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Need some idea's rather fast. We are looking at irrigating a Garden Center that is literally over a parking lot. So with unseasonably warm summer and the plants in a parking lot you can imagine the hit they are taking on their inventory (this is a small branch of a large company) and I see no other way of running lines besides trenching through the existing asphalt. Anyone worked in a similar situation before. The tenant does not own the property which brings up another bag of worms regarding what can and can't be done on the property. Thanks in advance
     
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    What about a few bikini babes with hoses? Water the plants, and bring in the customers! :p
     
  3. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    Does it have a covered awning?
     
  4. BPC

    BPC LawnSite Member
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    That's the first thing I thought about.
     
  5. zman9119

    zman9119 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Saw cut the asphalt and pull it up if you have must go through it.
    Is this just a temp location or perm?

    We use impacts for all our large nursery stock and multi-level (5' level and 10' level) sprays for all our annuals (stored on racks or trays)


    .mz
     
  6. Flow Control

    Flow Control LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No, nothing of the sort.
     
  7. Unless you use some sort of drip or microspray system this is going to be ONE GIANT RUNOFF.
     
  8. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    As hinted to in several posts, put up an awning and run your irrigation on the awning framework. That way you can reclaim the parking if the need ever arises and it certainly wouldn't hurt to provide some shade to the plants and asphalt.
     
  9. Flow Control

    Flow Control LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Brought that up within the first minute of the consultation, was shot down a minute and ten seconds into the consultation.
     
  10. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would walk then.

    A covered awning with poly ran through it would probably end up cheaper than cutting the asphalt and then patching.

    Run some lines on the surface inbetween plant rows.
     

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